According to police, Sopo swindled $200,000 from Seattle banks and then fled to Mexico. The 26-year-old Cameroon native was hopping from beach to beach and bar to bar and made sure to post his every move on Facebook.
Little did Sopo know, during his clubbing and drinking he accepted a friend request from a former Justice Department official. By watching Sopo's constant party updates on Facebook and turning to the former fed for help, police had no trouble catching up to Sopo in September 2009 and tossing him in jail.
Sopo eventually pleaded guilty to four counts of bank fraud and was sentenced to 33 months in prison.
Criminal steals laptop, uses it to post pictures of crime
Police busted a teen in Washington, D.C., after he bragged about his crime on the victim's Facebook page. Rodney Knight Jr., 19, broke into the home of a Washington Post reporter in December 2010 and took cash, a winter coat and a laptop that belonged to the reporter's son.
While still at the home, Knight decided to post a picture of himself wearing the coat and holding up the cash on Facebook. Knight didn't post the picture to his Facebook page; instead, he thought it would be best to insult the family he stole from and boldly posted the picture on the son's Facebook page.
While investigating the crime, District of Columbia police officer Kyle Roe admitted: "I've seen a lot, but this is the most stupid criminal I've ever seen."
Knight was eventually arrested in a Washington, D.C., alley and found to be carrying a handgun. In 2011, he pleaded guilty to a burglary charge and another of carrying a pistol without a license and was sentenced to 44 months in prison.